Engaging People with Disabilities: Strategies for Rural Health Departments

People with disabilities comprise 17.1% of America’s rural population, compared with 11.7% of the urban population. To support local health departments in rural areas in filling resource gaps for people with disabilities, NACCHO released a new fact sheet on Engaging People with Disabilities:Strategies for Rural Health Departments.

This fact sheet describes five strategies, including engaging people with disabilities in program planning and evaluation, collaborating with nontraditional healthcare partners, creating opportunities for meaningful interaction, capitalizing on the rural environment, and engaging with other rural health departments.

Read the fact sheet.

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